Carpenter ants are important decomposers of forest trees, not feeding on the wood but burrowing within it to nest and feed on insects, plants and fruit juices. However, the ants can move from their native woods to the structures of our homes, where they invade the kitchen, pantry and interior rooms looking for water and human or pet food. Although they are slow to cause harm, they can seriously damage weathered or neglected structures.
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Mann vs Pest Pest Control San Marcos - Rodent Facts
Rodents are warm-blooded mammals that, like humans, can be found throughout the world. They have oversized front teeth for gnawing and check teeth, which are adapted for chewing. Rodents chew on anything available to them and cause great damage in and around homes.
Rodents tend to be rapid breeders. Some species breed year-round. Although certain mice are known for short life spans due to predation, populations are maintained through constant reproduction. Because most rodents possess soft cartilage, they are capable of squeezing through spaces that appear to be much too small for them. All such holes should be stuffed with steel wool and sealed with spackle or cement to prevent entry and re-entry of rodents.
Rats and mice are both extremely destructive within agricultural communities. A number of species feed on seeds and grains. The feces and urine of some rodents may contaminate surfaces with which they come into contact.
Interesting Facts About Rodents
- Rodents can contaminate 100 times the amount of food they eat.
- They are able to squeeze through very small openings:1/4 inch for mice and 1/2 inch for rats.
- They also cause damage to our buildings by their burrowing and gnawing activity.
- They carry diseases including:
- Lymphocytic choriomenigitus, just to name a few.
- Each year, rodents cost U.S business' millions of dollars.
Rodents’ instincts make them difficult to control, and they present a serious menace to your home. If you’re in need of rodent control services, here’s what you should know about these pests:
Instincts: Rats are instinctively wary of rat control measures such as traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard to reach places.
Disease: Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.
Access: They invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. Without mouse control intervention, one pair of mice may produce 200 offspring in four months.
Contamination: Each mouse can contaminate much more food than it eats.
With this service rodents are prevented from entering your home instead of controlling them after they are already inside. The service is environmentally friendly for you and your family.
Our representatives are happy to respond to your requests and offer you knowledgeable and friendly assistance. Call Mann vs Pest Pest Control San Marcos at 760-486-2807 and get a free phone estimate. Our staff offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on each and every service package.